Oh, how we long for the days when people would just use Instagram to post photos of their yummy brunch and adorable dogs. Those were the good ol’ days. But now, this platform is used by celebrities and influencers alike to pose up a storm and share their bizarre photos with the world. And we all know they’re super-duper weird, right? Australian comedian Celeste Barber agrees with us, at least.
Yep, Instagram is now a place for strange backdrops, uncomfortable body positioning, and outrageous celebrity selfies that just don’t make sense to any of us. And so Celeste Barber has taken it upon herself to show these celebs just how ridiculous they look – by making herself look absolutely hilarious in the process. These Instagram recreations have broken the internet, and we may just be her biggest fan.
Hey, Justin? Could You, Uh, Grab Me Some More Toilet Paper Please?
We all know that Justin Bieber is obsessed with his wife, Hailey Baldwin Bieber, but have you ever wondered what their lives are really like behind closed doors? Well, it seems as though Justin will do anything for the love of his life. Even if she gets caught short on the toilet, he’s there for her every step of the way with extra toilet paper in hand. What a gent.
Of course, many of us are used to sitting on the toilet and scrolling through social media on our phones – but a landline with a cord? We didn’t know we were back in 2008. While we’re going to continue to keep our bathroom sessions private, Celeste decided to parody Hailey’s bizarre Instagram post with her own. And we have to say it’s definitely more realistic.
Driving Under the Influence of Some Delicious Carbs, With Extra Cheese
Following actual, real-life models on Instagram is a win-lose situation. On the one hand, you can’t get enough of their incredible lifestyles and their stunning looks. On the other hand, they make you feel pretty inadequate and as ugly as the ugliest duckling out there. But that’s not to say that Bella Hadid doesn’t try to keep it real. She doesn’t really succeed, but at least she tries.
Celeste obviously couldn’t leave this Instagram post unattended when she spotted the international supermodel driving under the influence (of a very small amount) of carbs. While we’re not sure what she’s actually eating, it doesn’t look like it could quench anyone’s appetite. So when Celeste decided to recreate this post, she made sure to bag herself a bigger portion. With extra cheese for good luck.
When Life Gives You Lemons, Eat Pringles Instead
Do you ever look at a celebs’ Instagram page and wonder what the heck they’re doing? You’re not alone. It seems as though these guys will pose anywhere as long as their bikini bottoms are pulled up to their shoulders and their eyebrows are on fleek. Because of this, we can only assume that Celeste is spoiled for choice when it comes to her hilarious recreations.
But even if she has an off day where the social media content storm hasn’t been quite as wild, she can always rely on Emily Ratajkowski to provide her with the goods. We’re not sure why anyone would pose in the foliage of their garden with a lemon in their hand, but this Australian comedian found a much tastier alternative for her photoshoot. Who wants to eat lemons, anyway?
The Cone of Shame, but Make It Fashion
Designer fashion houses take hugely expensive clothing onto runways across the globe, but high prices don’t always mean that these clothes are wearable. In fact, most of the high-fashion pieces we see on runway models are just too bizarre for words. And most people wouldn’t want to head to Target with the cone of shame around their heads. Even if it is “fashion.”
But it seems as though Balmain wanted to bring the cone of shame into the limelight, and while Celeste was obviously intrigued by this strange decision, she had to create the budget version herself. We think she nailed it, and her pose is on point. Work it, girl.
Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Which Is the Finest Chianti of Them All
It’s always a good idea to show the people in your life that you love them. You can do this in so many different ways, as well. You could send them a text message with as many love heart emojis as your phone will allow you to send, you could drop off a care package at their door, or you could deface your mirror like Cara Delevingne. It’s a strange way to show love, but we’ll roll with it.
Celeste also decided to follow in the footsteps of this model, actress, singer, all-around starlet when recreating this Instagram post – and the result is something we all can relate to. After all, we love wine as much as the next person, and we’ve been struggling to work out how we could possibly tell wine how much we love it. Thankfully, we now know.
If You Don’t Open Your Mouth Like a Hippo, You’re Not Doing It Right
Celebrities like to show off their rich and famous lifestyles on social media, and for the most part, we’re pretty impressed. We’d love to live in their fancy mansions and jet off to exotic parts of the globe, but sometimes we also have a moment of clarity. After all, these guys may be famous, but they still have to do regular ol’ things we do on a daily basis.
You know, like apply their own makeup. Some celebs don’t have makeup artists all day every day, and it seems as though Ciara was so proud of herself for putting on mascara that she had to snap it for the ‘Gram. But Celeste was quick to point out that regular ol’ people don’t apply mascara in that way. If you don’t open your mouth like a hippo, there’s just no way you can be doing it right.
You Know What They Say, the Fourth Hat Is the Charm
Sometimes we absolutely love to see the outcome of professional photoshoots. The glitz, the glamour, and the artistry all have to be admired when we see these final photos in the flesh – but we do have some questions. The first question is… what? The second question is… huh?
While we’re not sure what wearing four hats is bringing to the metaphorical table, it’s certainly keeping us intrigued. But actually, we kind of prefer Celeste’s version. At least there’s some variation when it comes to the hat. Our particular favorite is the bicycle helmet, as that’s giving us some real alien-chic vibes.
And on the Seventh Night, Queen Bey Created Bread and Wine
While we do like to make fun of celebrity Instagram posts, we just can’t find much to laugh at when it comes to Queen Bey. She’s legendary, she’s iconic, and she’s quite possibly the best person this world has ever seen. And the posts she uploaded to announce the birth of her twins? We got goosebumps.
Of course, when given such an iconic piece of content to work with, Celeste had to be creative. She didn’t have twins to hand, so she decided to grab two items that were just as important. Yes, bread and wine. All she needs now is the cheese to create an image that’s almost as brilliant as Beyonce’s. Anyone else feeling hungry?
Look, Mom! No Legs!
If you follow Nicki Minaj on Instagram, you’ll know that she’s no amateur when it comes to posting new photos. In fact, it seems as though she’s not afraid of anything – which is why her grid is so bizarre. Nicki is able to pose in the weirdest of locations and in the strangest contortions, so we don’t blame Celeste for giving it a go herself.
We can’t help but think this one was an awkward one to perfect, though. We struggle to get down the stairs at the best of times, and this is taking stairway style to a whole new level. She’s not using her legs or her arms in the traditional sense, and we can’t imagine the upper body strength you’d need to get down one flight of stairs. We ache just thinking about it.
Makeup by Mario… And the Other Guy
Much of Kim Kardashian’s fame and fortune has come from her social media game. She even has her own published book of selfies – and that’s something we’ll never get our heads around. But it’s safe to say that Celeste loves following this reality star on Instagram. Posting on social media is as instinctual as breathing for Kim Kardashian, which means the opportunities are endless.
Kim thinks nothing of posing up a storm, and while this is pretty normal for her, it’s pretty weird for everyone else. Sure, we get the fact that you love your makeup artist, but are these photos really necessary? Celeste roped her husband in to help her bring this particular photo to life, and it’s only now that’s we’ve realized how darn awkward it is.
Does My Butt Look Big in These Double Sneakers?
We’ve grown so accustomed to seeing our favorite celebrities on social media that we don’t really question their actions anymore. But Celeste is here to bring us back down to earth and help us realize that they’re so very strange – and Cardi B is one of the worst offenders. Just look at this photo. The more you stare at it, the weirder it gets.
From the strange squat pose to the double sneakers, we just don’t know what’s going on here. And Celeste looks equally bamboozled. How is she supposed to walk in shoes like that? Is this some strange new workout routine? Does she just really need the bathroom? We guess we’ll never know.
And Next Up, We Have the 100m Front Crawl
We have a feeling that when celebrities sign up to be in the limelight they also have to sign away their dignity. They must have to do this before they really make it big, just to save time when a company, magazine, or designer asks them to pose for them. Nobody wants to be caught in a negotiation war when there are swimming caps to be worn, after all.
This Fendi model obviously did the same, and we really don’t blame Celeste for making fun of this Instagram post. We’re not sure whether this model is posing for a high-end fashion house or whether they’re getting ready to compete in the 100m front crawl. Either way, she’s certainly made a splash.
Rubba Dub Dub, Everybody’s Wearing Clothes in the Shower
Demi Lovato has made herself known as a hugely successful recording artist, but she’s also showcased her beauty in countless magazine shoots. You know, like this one for Vanity Fair. While we know that photoshoots are always a little strange, there’s something about this one that really got Celeste’s fans giggling.
Like, is this how you’re actually meant to shower? Have we been doing it wrong all these years? We can only assume that this pose was requested by the magazine and required numerous shots for Demi to look as beautiful as she does. We’d look more like Celeste if we had to pose with clothes on in the shower. Not only would it be sticky, but there would be no way to avoid the water in the eyes.
You’ve Gotta Do What You’ve Gotta Do for Your Free Yeezy Boosts
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have spent their whole marriage causing a storm. Their actions raise eyebrows on a daily basis, and while Kanye doesn’t really like to get too photo-happy on the ‘Gram, he does make an appearance every so often. More often than not, though, these are not normal appearances.
Sure, licking your husband’s face might be a cute little quirk you have in your relationship, but do we all need to see this exchange of saliva? Celeste obviously thought that the whole thing was just a little strange, so she decided to rope her husband into the mix so they could replicate this lick-a-thon.
The Wheel on the Bicycle Goes Round and Around, Without Going Anywhere
Since making her way across the pond and taking the international music world by storm, English singer Dua Lipa has got everyone talking. And not just because of the many vacations she took during a worldwide pandemic. She’s also got everyone talking about her wild and raunchy Instagram posts. So they were an obvious choice when Celeste was looking for new content.
We know that unicycles exist, and we know they only have one wheel. But what Dua obviously doesn’t realize is that you can’t just make a unicycle by taking one wheel off a normal bicycle and hoping for the best. Just as Celeste is going nowhere in her swimsuit (that’s a question for later), we don’ think Dua will be going anywhere either.
Vacation Mode on… but Only Slightly Because Life Is Hard
Celebrities love to post about their amazing and incredible vacations on social media – and we get it. We know you’re living the life, and we know that you’re perfect in every way. Do you really need to brag so much? Besides, we know as well as Celeste Barber that there’s probably more to these photos than meet the eye.
Sure, posing on your luggage may seem like a great way to show the world that your vacation mode is on, but what about the practical side of things? Did you turn the cooker off? Did you pack everything you need? Is your passport up to date? Celeste has provided us with a much more realistic side of going on vacation, and it’s hilarious.
Looking at Life Through Rose-Tinted Tutus on Your Head
When you think of AnnaLynne McCord, you probably think of her work on the TV show 90210. She’s become uber-famous over the years, and this has led her to have a pretty impressive Instagram profile. And while most of her pictures are stunning, others are downright weird. You know, like this one.
We don’t know why anyone would put a whole load of tulle around their head like that, but we do have to commend Celeste for finding a spare tutu lying around the house. This made the perfect accompaniment to this recreation, and she has absolutely nailed this whole look. Even the facial expression is spot on.
When You Make That Awkward Eye Contact and You Don’t Know What To Do
While Kourtney Kardashian may not be quite as vain as her sisters, there’s no doubt about the fact that she’s still pretty active on Instagram. She’s constantly updating her stories and posting photo after photo. And many of them are just too good an opportunity for Celeste to pass up.
On this occasion, Celeste decided to take one of Kourtney’s vacation snaps and recreate it herself. Without any cigars lying around, she decided to find the closest thing to it in size and shape. Yep, that’s how the awkward banana eye contact came into our lives. We just don’t know where to look.
When You Go To the Refrigerator Two Minutes Later and Food Hasn’t Magically Appeared
Don’t you just hate it when there’s nothing to eat in the refrigerator? Okay, there is actually food, but none that you want to eat – and this makes you pretty hangry. When this happens, Nicki Minaj obviously tries to take her mind off her empty stomach by posing up a storm. Although we do have to question how high her electricity bill must be.
While Nicki probably thought she was doing a pretty normal thing when she posed in front of her pickle jar, the world soon realized just how weird the whole thing was when Celeste decided to parody it. She nailed everything from the wig to the outfit, and it becomes even more hilarious the more you look at it.
There’s Nothing Like Split Ends and Dreadlocks To Help You Sleep at Night
Celebs really will do anything for the Gram. And considering Kendall Jenner’s main source of income comes from taking photos, she’s not one to shy away from a new pose or theme when it comes to her grid. In a post that later went viral, she decided to lay on the floor and transform her hair into hearts. As you do.
While many of us were amazed to see this creation, Celeste Barber helped us break down this picture and realize how bizarre it really was. Who just lays down on the kitchen floor? Who was the person in charge of making the hearts? Now that we see these two side-by-side, we think we actually prefer Celeste’s dreadlock nap time.
Yasssss! Can You Believe the Splits on This Girl, Hunny?
We’re just going to go ahead and assume that you love Jonathan Van Ness as much as we do. Not only is he one of the most amazing members of the Queer Eye team, but he’s also won us over on Instagram with his cat content, his morning coffee dances, and the pictures of his new husband. But we do have to question how anyone could sit like this without breaking a few bones?
Yep, JVN puts us all to shame when he posts photos like this one, and we immediately question our flexibility. But Celeste still wanted to give this one a try. While she almost nailed this one, we have to say that JVN landed the splits a little better and with a little more style. At least her mustache is on point, though.
Could Someone Unstick Me From This Pole?
Do you know what irritates us so much about celebrities and influencers? How they make working out look easy. They post their gym selfies in a full face of glam and they don’t even break a sweat. And yet they still as buff and as toned as anything. It just doesn’t make sense.
So when Celeste saw the photo on the left, she knew that she couldn’t just leave it alone. She had to recreate it through the lens of a normal person. Because normal people sweat, you know. They go bright red. They shine like the Chrysler Building. And they often find a comfortable pole to lean on when they literally can’t go on. That’s just the way it works.
All I Want for Christmas Is Money, Fame, and Nick Cannon
If you follow Mariah Carey on social media, you’ll know that she’s just as much of a diva online as she is in real life. Of course, that’s one of the reasons why we love her, but sometimes we can’t help but think that our lives are worlds apart. And Celeste perfectly summed this up with her hilarious recreation of Mariah’s festive photo.
While Mariah can afford to buy the biggest trees in America (yep, we also spotted the one behind her) most of us are pretty strapped for cash around the festive period. It seems as though Celeste is the same, as she donned her checked shirt and fluffy boots for a similar photoshoot next to her rather pathetic tree.
When You’ve Left the Spice Girls but You’ve Still Got That Zig-a-Zig-Ah
Oh, to be Victoria Beckham. Not only has she created an incredible legacy for herself, but she’s also married to one of the biggest hunks the world has ever seen. Because of this, we can understand why she’d be so happy she would throw her leg in the air like she just didn’t care. She’s Victoria Beckham and she can do what she wants.
But we only realized just how strange this move was when Celeste decided to recreate it on her own Instagram account. For starters, we just can’t imagine that pose to be very comfortable. And don’t even get us started on the fact that she has shoes on the couch.
No Need for Presents This Year When Our Presence Is Enough
As one of the most-followed people on Instagram, it’s fair to say that most people are used to seeing Kylie Jenner in all of her glory. We probably know more about her life than some of our friends’ lives, and she’s certainly comfortable when it comes to posing in front of the camera. The photo below proves just as much.
And while we know that this photo was taken for a professional photoshoot, we can’t help but think how ridiculous it is. Especially now Celeste has recreated it like a normal person without the hair and makeup team, without the fancy backdrop, and without the Lip Kit in tow. A bottle of wine is better anyway, right?
Black and White Is Going To Make Me Look Cooler, Right? Right?!
When it comes to cool women, Ruby Rose is one of the coolest. She’s an actress, she’s a model, and she’s an all-around legend, but we do have to question some of her Instagram posts sometimes. Of course, we get it why celebs post things like this. You have to stand out from the crowd when you’re competing with big-name actors and actresses.
And actually, Ruby looks as effortlessly cool as she normally does in this photo. But when Celeste parodied it and stuck her thumb a little bit further into her mouth, the whole thing transformed. It’s a good thing Ruby didn’t go that extra mile, because this photo may have not gone down so well…
When You Can’t See-Ya Self in the Mirror, Sia Sees for You
There are many celebs out there who have a certain “look” that’s synonymous with their fame and fortune. And for Australian singer Sia, it’s her vibrant wigs with the large bangs that cover part of her face. We’ve seen the singer wear these wigs so often that they’ve become part of her identity, but that doesn’t mean that they’re normal.
When Celeste recreated this particular look, we began to understand that actually, it’s pretty strange. From the bright clothing to the wigs and the bows, everything is so over the top. And while it suits the eclectic singer, it’s not the kind of look that you could wear to work. Celeste does look pretty fabulous, though.
Does My Nose Look Squished in This?
Over the years, Elisabeth Moss has made her mark as one of the most successful actresses out there. And while we appreciate her talent, we do have to question the look she repped for a professional photoshoot. Sure, we love a pair of stockings as much as the next person, but have you ever put them over your head?
Unless you plan on becoming an amateur burglar who hasn’t quite learned the master of disguise, then we’re going to assume that you haven’t. Of course, Elisabeth did look classy when this photo was taken, but very few people would have stockings that are this loose. If we did this, we’d look just like Celeste. And we just don’t think we could pull that off.
Ahhh, There’s Nothing Better Than a Glass of Cold Milk To Set the Photoshoot Mood
We could sit and talk about Kim Kardashian all day, especially when it comes to her Instagram content. She’s regularly updating her profile with all kinds of weird and wonderful poses, and while many of them are done to showcase her body or her impressive style, there are others that leave us scratching our heads. And craving milk.
We didn’t know what to think of Kim when she posted this picture of her drinking a glass of milk in her underwear, and it seems as though Celeste didn’t know what to make of it either. So she decided to make herself into this picture instead. Apparently, all you need are some white undergarments and some milk to get millions of likes.
And We’ll Give This Diver a 3.0 for Style and a 8.9 for Execution
One thing we know for sure is that we won’t be quitting our day jobs to become models anytime soon. It takes real talent (and flexibility) to pull off some of the poses that these models pull off on a daily basis, and Celeste proved this through and through when she tried to recreate this beach shot.
After all, how can you jump in such a perfect way while also serving some serious looks at the same time? It just seems impossible to us, and Celeste obviously struggled as well. While she nailed the outfit, the model jump just didn’t come naturally to her. She did make us spit out our coffee though, so kudos to her for making us laugh.
When Your Husband Says He’s Taken Out the Garbage but You Don’t Believe Him
If you’re used to following the day-to-day life of the Kardashian-Jenner’s, you’ll know that these ladies (and Rob) live very different lives to the rest of us. While we’re just trying to pay the bills, they’re shelling out millions of dollars on outrageous parties and extravagant vacations. And Louis Vuitton trash cans, apparently.
To be fair, we would probably pose by our trash cans if they were designer as well – but that’s only because we’d be too scared to use them because they cost us so much money. Celeste didn’t have too many issues when it came to recreating Kim Kardashian’s photo for this one, though, as her trash cans weren’t quite as pricey. Just a bit more smelly.
If Your Underwear Isn’t Pulled up High Enough Clench Your Fists
Social media is full of trends that come and go, but some of them stick – although we’re not quite sure why. This has certainly been the case for underwear that’s pulled high up on the hips, and celebs and influencers alike spend their days giving themselves the ultimate wedgie for the sake of “fashion.”
While we expect this look when we scroll through Instagram, seeing Celeste hilariously recreate this look – as modeled by Emily Ratajkowski – takes this look to a whole new level. And we’re not quite sure we’re on board with it. But we’d like to draw special attention to the fact that both Emily and Celeste are posing in front of their own photos, which is giving us some serious Inception vibes.
Tangled Headphones, You Say? Apple Would Never…
Seeing celebrities on social media often showcases the unrealistic expectations we grow up with. The tiny waists and big hips, the perfect skin, and the perfectly happy celebs and influencers leave us wondering where we’re going wrong. And while Serena Williams is one of the good ones, this one had Celeste up in arms.
After all, some people don’t own wireless headphones – and the reality for those people is very different. When those wires tangle, there’s absolutely no way you can smile at the camera. Instead, you just sigh and give up. Ain’t nobody got time to de-tangle headphones when they’ve gone past the point of no return.
It’s the Three Different Colored Straws for Us
Selena Gomez was once the most-followed person on Instagram, and she definitely kept up appearances. She let her fans and followers get a glimpse into her life, and she took photos of every single aspect of her day. Even if we didn’t really need to see her drinking her Starbucks, we saw it anyway.
And we didn’t really need to see Celeste drinking her drink either, but at least hers was a little more typical of the everyday woman. Sure, we drink Starbucks while we’re getting our head done every so often. But more often than not we’re drinking wine through three straws instead. Reusable ones, though, of course.
When You Want To Be Cultured, But You’re the Least Interesting To Look At
The fact that Kourtney Kardashian was hailed “the least interesting to look at” by her sister made us laugh out loud, and while we don’t agree, we have to say that Celeste has made Kourtney’s Instagram posts even more interesting. Especially when they’re as cultured as these ones. Just look at all that art!
Actually, you can see the art and the culture in the back of Kourtney’s photo, but not so much in Celeste’s. We have to admire her creativity, though, and we have to admire the fact that she decided to wear a skin-tight silver bodysuit for the sake of entertainment. That’s dedication right there.
Single and Ready To Flamingle
Following Kendall Jenner on Instagram can make you feel many different emotions. You’re happy that she’s living her best life, you hate the fact that she’s so perfect, you’re jealous that she’s so beautiful, and you’re proud of how far she’s come. It’s a serious emotional rollercoaster, and then she posts photos like this.
Just like Celeste, most people look totally normal when they pose on a floatie in their bathing suits. They look like the average Joe on vacation, and they look like they’re ready for cocktails in the sun. When you look at Kendall Jenner, she just looks like she’s ready for work. Is she even having fun on that flamingo?
Gonna Take My (Plastic) Horse To the Old Town Road
Miley Cyrus is known for going against the grain, and this is certainly the case when it comes to her photos and videos. And when she’s not riding wrecking balls, it seems as though this singer is riding toy horses. Because why not, right? Although we would have thought this country girl could shell out for a real one, at least.
We don’t blame Celeste for bringing this photo to life through a hilarious recreation. As a mother herself, she probably has a few toy horses around, and she didn’t even need a big budget to prove how ridiculous this photo was. All she needed was some shorts, a plain white tee, and a toy horse. It was as simple as that.
When the Nap Hits Different
Being famous must be pretty exhausting. You have to deal with the paparazzi trying to catch your every move, you have fans mopping you at any opportunity, and that’s before we mention the busy schedule. We couldn’t do it, and it seems as though this model was struggling a little bit either. That nap obviously hit differently, as she just didn’t want to get up.
Either that or that was some weird pose that just didn’t make sense. Nevertheless, we think Celeste has basically summed up how we feel about this particular pose. And we’re not sure about you, but we don’t look too hot when we’ve just woken up are laying on our sides. Those angles just don’t work for us.
One, Two, Three, and Streeeeeetch!
Do you ever scroll through Instagram and find yourself uncontrollably laughing? Yeah, us too. In fact, we sometimes go about our daily lives and actually see these influencers in action right in front of our eyes. They put a lot of work into what they do, but they just don’t make sense to us.
People go to such great lengths to capture the perfect shot, and it only really looks perfect when they do it. Celeste tried to recreate this model leaning up against a train in a very flexible fashion, and it just wasn’t quite the same. We’re just glad that the train didn’t start to move, to be honest.
Matching Your Clothes To Your Shower Curtain Because Kim Said So
Although there’s no doubt about the fact that Kim Kardashian is pretty famous, we have to say that we don’t think we could be her friend. All of the ones closest to Kim are always dragged into her strange photoshoots, and they just don’t look like they enjoy them. Plus, the styling is certainly questionable.
Celeste and her husband through this bizarre look to life with their own strange wardrobe, and they used whatever they had to hand to pull this together. They used shower caps, scarves. boxing gloves, and so much more. It does make us wonder why Kim spends so much money on her clothes. There are much cheaper alternatives on offer, as Celeste has proven.
Accessorizing Gone Wild
Who said a festive wreath can only look good on the front door? Looks like they can make for a pretty impressive head piece as well. And who better to prove that than supermodel and reality star Kendall Jenner. Following suit of course was our favorite Australian comedian who posted this gem of a side by side on her Instagram page.
Barber captioned the post saying “How rich people workshop Coachella outfits.” Well considering how many people rely on Ms. Jenner to tell them what’s in fashion, we won’t be surprised if a few people do turn up to the next Coachella music festival rocking this look.